Which chinese dishes do you always order for takeout?
- jenniebnyc Aug 29, 2006 11:52 PM
I do branch out sometimes, but I have my old standbys that I continue to order over and over again.....
Little bit of everything noodle soup (light on the corn starch)
Steamed veggie dumplings
Roast pork chow fun...preferably in a light black bean sauce -OR- 10 ingredients Shanghai flat noodles
Sliced chicken and broc with garlic sauce
Dried string beans with fresh garlic
Fried rice w/char siu
An eggplant dish
Hong Kong style pan fried noodles
DH likes honey walnut shrimp
Starch city. Must include ONE of these every time.
Pan Fried Wonton
Singapore Rice Noodle
Cold Sesame Noodle
Hot and Sour Soup
Always ask for the "House" mustard. (Their homemade).
1. chow fun with beef (dry);
2. hot and sour soup OR wonton soup; and
3. a tofu dish (salt-and-pepper tofu, for example).
Depends on the city, but Chicken Chow Mein, Empress Chicken, and Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup seem to be staples in the TT house!
szechuan dumplings with peanut sauce, general tsao, steamed chicken and vegs w brown sauce. H&S soup hits the 50% and panfried noodles gets 40%.
I usually order one of the following:
Eggplant in black bean sauce
Steamed veggie dumplings
Something with shiitakes and/or bokchoy
Anything with tofu skin
We always get:
Hot and Sour soup
Chicken with Mixed Vegetables
and the ultimate favorite in our house.....
Roast Pork Egg Foo Yung
This is a great thread. Somehow-- in a completely self-centered way ;-) -- I just assumed everyone ordered the same things we do... I will have to try some of these other dishes... (a few I have tried, some not).
My family's favorites:
Kung Pao Chicken (I love anything spicy with peanuts)
Chicken Fried Rice
Green Beans, whatever they are called
My husband and I like Mu Shu Pork, Hot and Sour Soup and the eggplant dish, but our kids don't.
Whole steamed fish
Tofu and shrimp
Sauteed kong xing tsai
From dumpling houses, vegetable, fish, seafood, chicken, shrimp, pork dumplings; red bean dumplings; and 8-bao rice.
An eggplant dish, orange beef, spicy fish with black beans, egg rolls, and for our two picky eaters- fried shrimp and sesame chicken. We alternate with fried rice or lo mein. Also love hot and sour soup.
Depending on the region - some sort of green - peapod stems, dry cooked string beans - etc. Otherwise, it depends on the region.
Depends on the restaurant. We usually order a noodle, shrimp, poultry, beef, and veggie dish. Here's what we generally choose from.
Hot and Sour Soup, or wonton
Salt & Pepper Squid or prawns
House Chow Mein
Honey Walnut/Pecan prawns
Beef w/ ginger and green onions
Chicken and snow peas
Crispy whole fried chicken
Salt & Pepper pork chop
Eggplant in garlic sauce
Steamed greens or ong choy if they have it
Depends on the region, but even more it depends on if it's chinese food or chinese american food. If it's chinese american, I often get lo mein or chow fun if they have it, sometimes moo goo gai pan (so pleasantly bland), hot & sour, moo shoo pork...but if it's chinese-chinese, there are so many new things to try, I have no real regular order. Except maybe soup dumplings!! Love me some dumplings, weather it's commonplace fried pork dumplings or somethign more interesting...
Kung pao chicken without peanuts, and I pick out the bell peppers--allergic to both, but I don't want to sound too picky when I order. I only get this from a place that uses better quality meat.
Buddha vegetables (with tofu) without shitake mushrooms, from the other place I liked in college and still live near. No one else gets the garlicky sauce right, though. Everyone else seems to use a sauce that they can only describe as "brown".
General Tsaos Chicken
Szechuwan Combination (shrimp,beef,bbq pork,chicken)
Beef Fried Rice
Shrimp Egg Rolls